Stomach pains can throw off your entire day, week, and life. They are uncomfortable and it takes time to sort what caused them and how to heal your middle. Connecting with the core of your body can provide amazing information to support you toward a healthier inside & out.
Let’s begin with understanding the foundation of your gut. Think of the lining of your intestinal tract like a net with small holes that only allow specific substances to pass through. Your gut lining works as a barrier keeping out bigger particles that can damage your system.
Most diseases and abdominal issues arise from malabsorption issues. The digestive tract lining is experiencing inflammation and not able to absorb nutrients such as Vitamin B12, Magnesium and iron. This causes an immune response, food intolerances, bloating, loose stool and pain.
When the intestinal tract has increased permeability, this causes bigger holes and then everything passes through. This toxic waste including, bad bacteria, undigested food particles, proteins, gluten can leak into your bloodstream.
Some of the things that can now pass through include proteins like gluten, bad bacteria and undigested foods particles. Toxic waste can also leak from the inside of your intestinal wall into your bloodstream causing an immune reaction.
The first warning sign is that you are starting to react to a variety of foods. This will lead to bloating, skin issues, weigh around the middle. If the lining is left un-repaired, it can lead to more severe health issues like IBS, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain and chronic fatigue.
How to repair your gut:
- Decrease Toxins: Including a poor diet consisting of processed foods, medications (antibiotics, NSAIDs, steroids, antacids, etc.), infections, stress, hormone imbalances, and neurological conditions.
- Eat plenty of fermentable fibers (like sweet potato, yam, yucca, chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, yams, dandelion greens, leeks, onion, garlic)
- Eat fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kim chi, etc., and/or take a high-quality, multi-species probiotic
- Treat any intestinal pathogens (such as parasites) that may be present.
- Take steps to manage your stress: Ahhh, visualization, meditation, connecting with friends, watching a baby bird take a bath:) Just Be. You are a human BE-ing, not Do-ing.
If you are ready to take your digestive health up a notch, join us for the Spring 2016 RESET. This is a perfect time to get your gut health back in order. This program is NOT an all or none program, however a program to help you connect with your insides.
Cheers to your insides doing all the work to love & make you healthier,
Heather Fleming, C.C.N